New American Standard Bible
Grieving over the Destruction of Jerusalem, and Prayer for Help.
A Psalm of Asaph.
79 God, the (A)nations have [a]invaded (B)Your inheritance;
They have defiled Your (C)holy temple;
They have (D)laid Jerusalem in ruins.
2 They have given the (E)dead bodies of Your servants to the birds of the sky as food,
The flesh of Your godly ones to the animals of the earth.
3 They have poured out their blood like water all around Jerusalem;
And there was (F)no one to bury them.
4 We have become a (G)disgrace before our neighbors,
An object of derision and ridicule to those around us.
5 (H)How long, Lord? Will You be angry forever?
Will Your (I)jealousy (J)burn like fire?
6 (K)Pour out Your wrath upon the nations which (L)do not know You,
And upon the kingdoms which (M)do not call upon Your name.
7 For they have (N)devoured Jacob
And (O)laid waste his [b]settlement.
8 (P)Do not [c]hold us responsible for [d]the guilty deeds of our forefathers;
Let Your compassion come quickly to (Q)meet us,
For we have (R)become very low.
9 (S)Help us, God of our salvation, for the glory of (T)Your name;
And save us and [e](U)forgive our sins (V)for the sake of Your name.
10 (W)Why should the nations say, “Where is their God?”
Let (X)vengeance for the blood of Your servants which has been shed
Be known among the nations in our sight.
11 Let (Y)the groaning of the prisoner come before You;
According to the greatness of Your [f]power, let [g]those who are (Z)doomed to die remain.
12 And return to our neighbors (AA)seven times as much (AB)into their lap
Their (AC)taunts with which they have taunted You, Lord.
13 So we Your people and the (AD)sheep of Your [h]pasture
Will (AE)give thanks to You forever;
To all generations we will (AF)tell of Your praise.
God Implored to Rescue His People from Their Calamities.
80 Listen, (AG)Shepherd of Israel,
Who leads (AH)Joseph like a flock;
You who (AI)are enthroned above the cherubim, shine forth!
2 Before (AJ)Ephraim, Benjamin, and Manasseh, (AK)awaken Your power,
And come to save us!
3 God, (AL)restore us
And (AM)make Your face shine upon us, [k]and we will be saved.
4 (AN)Lord God of armies,
(AO)How long will You [l]be angry with the prayer of Your people?
5 You have fed them with the (AP)bread of tears,
And You have made them drink tears in [m]large measure.
6 You make us [n]an object of contention (AQ)to our neighbors,
And our enemies laugh among themselves.
7 God of armies, restore us
And make Your face shine upon us, [o]and we will be saved.
8 You removed a (AR)vine from Egypt;
You (AS)drove out the [p]nations and (AT)planted it.
9 You (AU)cleared the ground before it,
And it (AV)took deep root and filled the land.
10 The mountains were covered with its shadow,
And [q]the cedars of God with its (AW)branches.
11 It was sending out its branches (AX)to the sea
And its shoots to the Euphrates River.
12 Why have You (AY)broken down its [r]hedges,
So that all who pass that way pick its fruit?
13 A boar from the forest (AZ)eats it away,
And whatever moves in the field feeds on it.
14 God of armies, do (BA)turn back;
(BB)Look down from heaven and see, and take care of this vine,
15 The [s](BC)shoot which Your right hand has planted,
And of the [t]son whom You have [u]strengthened for Yourself.
16 It is (BD)burned with fire, it is cut down;
They perish from the (BE)rebuke of Your face.
17 Let (BF)Your hand be upon the man of Your right hand,
Upon the son of man whom You (BG)made strong for Yourself.
18 Then we will not (BH)turn back from You;
(BI)Revive us, and we will call upon Your name.
19 Lord God of armies, (BJ)restore us;
Make Your face shine upon us, [v]and we will be saved.
God’s Goodness and Israel’s Waywardness.
For the music director; [w]on the Gittith. A Psalm of Asaph.
81 (BK)Sing for joy to God our (BL)strength;
Shout (BM)joyfully to the (BN)God of Jacob.
2 Raise a song, strike (BO)the tambourine,
The sweet sounding (BP)lyre with the (BQ)harp.
3 Blow the trumpet at the (BR)new moon,
At the full moon, on our (BS)feast day.
4 For it is a statute for Israel,
An ordinance of the God of Jacob.
5 He established it as a testimony in Joseph
When he [x](BT)went throughout the land of Egypt.
I heard a (BU)language I did not know:
6 “I [y](BV)relieved his shoulder of the burden,
His hands were freed from the [z]basket.
7 You (BW)called in trouble and I rescued you;
I (BX)answered you in the hiding place of thunder;
I put you to the test at the (BY)waters of Meribah. Selah
8 (BZ)Hear, My people, and I will admonish you;
Israel, if you (CA)would listen to Me!
9 There shall be no (CB)strange god among you;
Nor shall you worship a foreign god.
10 (CC)I, the Lord, am your God,
Who brought you up from the land of Egypt;
(CD)Open your mouth wide and I will (CE)fill it.
11 “But My people (CF)did not listen to My voice,
And Israel did not [aa]obey Me.
12 So I (CG)gave [ab]them over to the stubbornness of their heart,
To walk by their own plans.
13 Oh that My people (CH)would listen to Me,
That Israel would (CI)walk in My ways!
14 I would quickly (CJ)subdue their enemies
And (CK)turn My hand against their adversaries.
15 (CL)Those who hate the Lord would (CM)pretend to obey Him,
And their time of punishment would be forever.
16 [ac]But I would feed you with the [ad](CN)finest of the wheat,
And with (CO)honey from the rock I would satisfy you.”
Unjust Judgments Rebuked.
A Psalm of Asaph.
82 God takes His (CP)position in [ae]His assembly;
He (CQ)judges in the midst of the (CR)gods.
2 How long will you (CS)judge unjustly
And (CT)show partiality to the wicked? Selah
3 (CU)Vindicate the weak and fatherless;
Do justice to the afflicted and destitute.
4 (CV)Rescue the weak and needy;
Save them from the hand of the wicked.
5 They (CW)do not know nor do they understand;
They (CX)walk around in darkness;
All the (CY)foundations of the earth are shaken.
6 [af]I (CZ)said, “You are gods,
And all of you are (DA)sons of the Most High.
7 Nevertheless (DB)you will die like men,
And fall like (DC)one of the princes.”
8 (DD)Arise, God, (DE)judge the earth!
For You (DF)possess all the nations.
God Implored to Confound His Enemies.
A Song, a Psalm of Asaph.
83 God, (DG)do not remain quiet;
(DH)Do not be silent and, God, do not be still.
2 For behold, Your enemies (DI)make an uproar,
And (DJ)those who hate You have [ag](DK)exalted themselves.
3 They (DL)make shrewd plans against Your people,
And [ah]conspire together against (DM)Your [ai]treasured ones.
4 They have said, “Come, and (DN)let’s wipe them out [aj]as a nation,
So that the (DO)name of Israel will no longer be remembered.”
5 For they have [ak](DP)conspired together with one mind;
They make a covenant against You:
6 The tents of (DQ)Edom and the (DR)Ishmaelites,
(DS)Moab and the (DT)Hagrites;
7 (DU)Gebal, (DV)Ammon, and (DW)Amalek,
(DX)Philistia with the inhabitants of (DY)Tyre;
8 (DZ)Assyria also has joined them;
They have become [al]a help to the (EA)children of Lot. Selah
9 Deal with them (EB)as with Midian,
As (EC)with Sisera and Jabin at the river of Kishon,
10 Who were destroyed at En-dor,
Who (ED)became like dung for the ground.
11 Make their nobles like (EE)Oreb and Zeeb,
And all their leaders like (EF)Zebah and Zalmunna,
12 Who said, “(EG)Let’s possess for ourselves
The (EH)pastures of God.”
13 My God, make them like the [am](EI)whirling dust,
Like (EJ)chaff before the wind.
14 Like (EK)fire that burns the forest,
And like a flame that (EL)sets the mountains on fire,
15 So pursue them (EM)with Your heavy gale,
And terrify them with Your storm.
16 (EN)Fill their faces with dishonor,
So that they will seek Your name, Lord.
17 May they be (EO)ashamed and dismayed forever,
And may they be humiliated and perish,
18 So that they will (EP)know that (EQ)You alone, whose name is the Lord,
Are the (ER)Most High over all the earth.
Longing for the Temple Worship.
For the music director; [an]on the Gittith. A Psalm of the sons of Korah.
84 How lovely are Your (ES)dwelling places,
Lord of armies!
2 My (ET)soul longed and even yearned for the courtyards of the Lord;
My heart and my flesh sing for joy to the (EU)living God.
3 The bird also has found a house,
And the swallow a nest for herself, where she may put her young:
Your (EV)altars, Lord of armies,
(EW)My King and my God.
4 (EX)Blessed are those who dwell in Your house!
They are (EY)ever praising You. Selah
5 Blessed is the person whose (EZ)strength is in You,
In [ao]whose heart are the (FA)roads to Zion!
6 Passing through the Valley of [ap]Baca they make it a [aq]spring;
The (FB)early rain also covers it with blessings.
7 They (FC)go from strength to strength,
[ar]Every one of them (FD)appears before God in Zion.
8 (FE)Lord God of armies, hear my prayer;
Listen, (FF)God of Jacob! Selah
9 See our (FG)shield, God,
And look at the face of (FH)Your anointed.
10 For (FI)a day in Your courtyards is better than a thousand elsewhere.
I would rather stand at the threshold of the house of my God
Than live in the tents of wickedness.
11 For the Lord God is (FJ)a sun and (FK)shield;
The Lord gives grace and (FL)glory;
(FM)He withholds no good thing [as]from those who walk with integrity.
12 Lord of armies,
(FN)Blessed is the person who trusts in You!
Prayer for God’s Mercy upon the Nation.
For the music director. A Psalm of the sons of Korah.
85 Lord, You showed (FO)favor to Your land;
You (FP)restored the fortunes of Jacob.
2 You (FQ)forgave the guilt of Your people;
You (FR)covered all their sin. Selah
3 You (FS)withdrew all Your fury;
You (FT)turned away from Your burning anger.
4 (FU)Restore us, God of our salvation,
And (FV)cause Your indignation toward us to cease.
5 Will (FW)You be angry with us forever?
Will You prolong Your anger to [at]all generations?
6 Will You not [au](FX)revive us again,
So that Your people may (FY)rejoice in You?
7 Show us Your mercy, Lord,
And (FZ)grant us Your salvation.
8 [av]I will hear what God the Lord will say;
For He will (GA)speak peace to His people, to His godly ones;
And may they not (GB)turn back to [aw]foolishness.
9 Certainly (GC)His salvation is near to those who [ax]fear Him,
That (GD)glory may dwell in our land.
10 (GE)Graciousness and [ay]truth have met together;
(GF)Righteousness and peace have kissed each other.
11 [az]Truth (GG)sprouts from the earth,
And righteousness looks down from heaven.
12 Indeed, (GH)the Lord will give what is good,
And our (GI)land will yield its produce.
13 (GJ)Righteousness will go before Him
And will make His footsteps into a way.
Pleading and Trust.
A Prayer of David.
86 (GK)Incline Your ear, Lord, and answer me;
For I am (GL)afflicted and needy.
2 (GM)Protect my [ba]soul, for I am (GN)godly;
You my God, save Your servant who (GO)trusts in You.
3 Be (GP)gracious to me, Lord,
For (GQ)I call upon You all day long.
4 Make the soul of Your servant joyful,
For to You, Lord, (GR)I lift up my soul.
5 For You, Lord, are (GS)good, and (GT)ready to forgive,
And (GU)abundant in mercy to all who call upon You.
6 (GV)Listen, Lord, to my prayer;
And give Your attention to the sound of my pleading!
7 On (GW)the day of my trouble I will call upon You,
For (GX)You will answer me.
8 There is (GY)no one like You among the gods, Lord,
Nor are there any works (GZ)like Yours.
9 (HA)All nations whom You have made will come and worship before You, Lord,
And they will glorify Your name.
10 For You are (HB)great, and you (HC)do [bb]wondrous deeds;
You alone (HD)are God.
11 (HE)Teach me Your way, Lord;
I will walk in Your truth;
(HF)Unite my heart to fear Your name.
12 I will (HG)give thanks to You, Lord my God, with all my heart,
And I will glorify Your name forever.
13 For Your graciousness toward me is great,
And You have (HH)saved my soul from the [bc]depths of [bd]Sheol.
14 God, arrogant men have (HI)risen up against me,
And a gang of violent men have sought my [be]life,
And they have not set You before them.
15 But You, Lord, are a (HJ)compassionate and gracious God,
Slow to anger and abundant in mercy and [bf]truth.
16 (HK)Turn to me, and be gracious to me;
(HL)Grant Your strength to Your servant,
And save the (HM)son of Your maidservant.
17 (HN)Show me a sign of good,
That those who hate me may (HO)see it and be ashamed,
Because You, Lord, (HP)have helped me and comforted me.
The Privileges of Citizenship in Zion.
A Psalm of the sons of Korah. A Song.
87 His (HQ)foundation is in the holy mountains.
2 The Lord (HR)loves the gates of Zion
More than all the other dwelling places of Jacob.
3 (HS)Glorious things are spoken of you,
(HT)City of God. Selah
4 “I shall mention [bg](HU)Rahab and Babylon [bh]among those who know Me;
Behold, Philistia and (HV)Tyre with [bi](HW)Cush:
‘This one was born there.’”
5 But of Zion it will be said, “This one and that one were born in her”;
And the Most High Himself will (HX)establish her.
6 The Lord will count when He (HY)registers the peoples,
“This one was born there.” Selah
7 Then those who (HZ)sing as well as those who [bj](IA)play the flutes will say,
“All my (IB)springs of joy are in you.”
A Petition to Be Saved from Death.
A Song. A Psalm of the sons of Korah. For the music director; according to Mahalath Leannoth. A [bk]Maskil of Heman [bl]the Ezrahite.
88 Lord, the (IC)God of my salvation,
I have (ID)cried out by day and in the night before You.
2 Let my prayer (IE)come before You;
(IF)Incline Your ear to my cry!
3 For my (IG)soul has [bm]had enough troubles,
And (IH)my life has approached [bn]Sheol.
4 I am counted among those who (II)go down to the pit;
I have become like a man (IJ)without strength,
5 [bo]Abandoned (IK)among the dead,
Like the slain who lie in the grave,
Whom You no longer remember,
And they are (IL)cut off from Your hand.
6 You have put me in (IM)the lowest pit,
In (IN)dark places, in the (IO)depths.
7 Your wrath (IP)has rested upon me,
And You have afflicted me with (IQ)all Your waves. Selah
8 You have removed (IR)my acquaintances far from me;
You have made me an [bp](IS)object of loathing to them;
I am (IT)shut up and cannot go out.
9 My (IU)eye grows dim from misery;
I have (IV)called upon You every day, Lord;
I have (IW)spread out my [bq]hands to You.
10 Will You perform wonders for the dead?
Or will (IX)the departed spirits rise and praise You? Selah
11 Will Your graciousness be declared in the grave,
Your faithfulness in [br]Abaddon?
12 Will Your wonders be made known in the (IY)darkness?
And Your righteousness in the land of forgetfulness?
13 But I, Lord, have cried out (IZ)to You for help,
And (JA)in the morning my prayer comes before You.
14 Lord, why (JB)do You reject my soul?
Why do You (JC)hide Your face from me?
15 I was miserable and (JD)about to die from my youth on;
I suffer (JE)Your terrors; I grow weary.
16 Your (JF)burning anger has passed over me;
Your terrors have [bs](JG)destroyed me.
17 They have (JH)surrounded me (JI)like water all day long;
They have (JJ)encircled me altogether.
18 You have removed (JK)lover and friend far from me;
My acquaintances are in a hiding place.
The Lord’s Covenant with David and Israel’s Afflictions.
89 I will (JL)sing of the graciousness of the Lord forever;
To all generations I will (JM)make Your (JN)faithfulness known with my mouth.
2 For I have said, “(JO)Graciousness will be built up forever;
In the heavens You will establish Your (JP)faithfulness.”
3 “I have made a covenant with (JQ)My chosen;
I have (JR)sworn to My servant David,
4 I will establish your [bw](JS)descendants forever
And build up your (JT)throne to all generations.” Selah
5 The (JU)heavens will praise Your wonders, Lord;
Your faithfulness also (JV)in the assembly of the (JW)holy ones.
6 For (JX)who in the skies is comparable to the Lord?
Who among the [bx](JY)sons of the mighty is like the Lord,
7 A God (JZ)greatly feared in the council of the (KA)holy ones,
And (KB)awesome above all those who are around Him?
8 Lord God of armies, (KC)who is like You, mighty [by]Lord?
Your faithfulness also surrounds You.
9 You rule the surging of the sea;
When its waves rise, You (KD)calm them.
10 You Yourself crushed [bz](KE)Rahab like one who is slain;
You (KF)scattered Your enemies with [ca]Your mighty arm.
11 The (KG)heavens are Yours, the earth also is Yours;
The (KH)world and [cb]all it contains, You have established them.
12 The (KI)north and the south, You have created them;
(KJ)Tabor and (KK)Hermon (KL)shout for joy at Your name.
13 You have [cc]a strong arm;
Your hand is mighty, Your (KM)right hand is exalted.
14 (KN)Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne;
(KO)Mercy and [cd]truth go before You.
15 Blessed are the people who know the [ce](KP)joyful sound!
Lord, they walk in the (KQ)light of Your face.
16 In (KR)Your name they rejoice all the day,
And by Your righteousness they are exalted.
17 For You are the glory of (KS)their strength,
And by Your favor [cf]our (KT)horn is exalted.
18 For our (KU)shield belongs to the Lord,
[cg]And our king to the (KV)Holy One of Israel.
19 [ch]Once You spoke in vision to Your godly [ci]ones,
And said, “I have [cj]given help to one who is (KW)mighty;
I have exalted one (KX)chosen from the people.
20 I have (KY)found My servant David;
With My holy (KZ)oil I have anointed him,
21 With whom (LA)My hand will be established;
My arm also will (LB)strengthen him.
22 The enemy will not [ck]deceive him,
Nor will the [cl](LC)son of wickedness afflict him.
23 But I will (LD)crush his adversaries before him,
And strike those who hate him.
24 My (LE)faithfulness and My favor will be with him,
And in My name his (LF)horn will be exalted.
25 I will also place his hand (LG)on the sea,
And his right hand on the rivers.
26 He will call to Me, ‘You are (LH)my Father,
My God, and the (LI)rock of my salvation.’
27 I will also make him My (LJ)firstborn,
The (LK)highest of the kings of the earth.
28 I will maintain My (LL)favor for him forever,
And My (LM)covenant shall be confirmed to him.
29 So I will establish his [cm](LN)descendants forever,
And his (LO)throne (LP)as the days of heaven.
30 “If his sons (LQ)abandon My Law
And do not walk in My judgments,
31 If they [cn]violate My statutes
And do not keep My commandments,
32 Then I will punish their wrongdoing with the (LR)rod,
And their guilt with [co]afflictions.
33 But I will not [cp]withhold (LS)My favor from him,
Nor deal falsely in My faithfulness.
34 I will not [cq]violate My (LT)covenant,
Nor will I (LU)alter [cr]the utterance of My lips.
35 [cs]Once I have (LV)sworn by My holiness;
I will not lie to David.
36 His [ct](LW)descendants shall endure forever,
And his (LX)throne (LY)as the sun before Me.
37 It shall be established forever (LZ)like the moon,
And a (MA)witness in the sky is faithful.” Selah
38 But You have (MB)rejected and (MC)refused,
You have been full of wrath [cu]against Your (MD)anointed.
39 You have [cv](ME)repudiated the covenant of Your servant;
You have (MF)profaned (MG)his crown [cw]in the dust.
40 You have (MH)broken down all his walls;
You have (MI)brought his strongholds to ruin.
41 (MJ)All who pass along the way plunder him;
He has become a (MK)disgrace to his neighbors.
42 You have (ML)exalted the right hand of his adversaries;
You have (MM)made all his enemies rejoice.
43 You also turn back the edge of his sword,
And have (MN)not made him stand in battle.
44 You have put an end to his [cx](MO)splendor
And cast his throne to the ground.
45 You have (MP)shortened the days of his youth;
You have (MQ)covered him with shame. Selah
46 (MR)How long, Lord?
Will You hide Yourself forever?
Will Your (MS)wrath burn like fire?
47 (MT)Remember [cy]what my lifespan is;
For what (MU)futility [cz]You have created all the sons of mankind!
48 What man can live and not (MV)see death?
Can he (MW)save his soul from the [da]power of [db]Sheol? Selah
49 Where are Your former acts of favor, Lord,
Which You (MX)swore to David in Your faithfulness?
50 Remember, Lord, the (MY)taunt against Your servants;
[dc]How I carry in my heart the taunts of all the many peoples,
51 With which (MZ)Your enemies have taunted, Lord,
With which they have taunted the footsteps of (NA)Your anointed.
52 (NB)Blessed be the Lord forever!
Amen and Amen.
God’s Eternity and the Brevity of Human Life.
A Prayer of [dd]Moses, the man of God.
90 Lord, You have been our [de](NC)dwelling place in all generations.
2 Before (ND)the mountains were born
[df]Or You (NE)gave birth to the earth and the world,
Even (NF)from everlasting to everlasting, You are God.
3 You (NG)turn mortals back into dust
And say, “Return, you sons of mankind.”
4 For (NH)a thousand years in Your sight
Are like (NI)yesterday when it passes by,
[dg]Or like a (NJ)watch in the night.
5 You (NK)have [dh]swept them away like a flood, they [di](NL)fall asleep;
In the morning they are like (NM)grass that [dj]sprouts anew.
6 In the morning it (NN)flourishes and [dk]sprouts anew;
Toward evening it (NO)wilts and (NP)withers away.
7 For we have been (NQ)consumed by Your anger,
And we have been terrified by Your wrath.
8 You have (NR)placed our guilty deeds before You,
Our (NS)hidden sins in the light of Your presence.
9 For (NT)all our days have dwindled away in Your fury;
We have finished our years like a [dl]sigh.
10 As for the days of our [dm]life, [dn]they contain seventy years,
Or if due to strength, (NU)eighty years,
Yet their pride is only (NV)trouble and tragedy;
For it quickly passes, and we (NW)disappear.
11 Who [do]understands the (NX)power of Your anger
And Your fury, according to the (NY)fear [dp]that is due You?
12 So (NZ)teach us to number our days,
That we may [dq](OA)present to You a heart of wisdom.
13 Do (OB)return, Lord; (OC)how long will it be?
And [dr]be (OD)sorry for Your servants.
14 (OE)Satisfy us in the morning with Your graciousness,
That we may (OF)sing for joy and rejoice all our days.
15 (OG)Make us glad [ds]according to the days You have afflicted us,
And the (OH)years we have seen [dt]evil.
16 Let Your (OI)work appear to Your servants
And Your (OJ)majesty [du]to their children.
17 May the (OK)kindness of the Lord our God be upon us;
And [dv](OL)confirm for us the work of our hands;
Yes, [dw]confirm the work of our hands.
Security of One Who Trusts in the Lord.
91 One who dwells in the (OM)shelter of the Most High
Will lodge in the (ON)shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say to the Lord, “My (OO)refuge and my (OP)fortress,
My God, in whom I (OQ)trust!”
3 For it is He who rescues you from the (OR)net of the trapper
And from the deadly (OS)plague.
4 He will (OT)cover you with His pinions,
And (OU)under His wings you may take refuge;
His (OV)faithfulness is a (OW)shield and wall.
5 You (OX)will not be afraid of the (OY)terror by night,
Or of the (OZ)arrow that flies by day;
6 Of the (PA)plague that [dx]stalks in darkness,
Or of the (PB)destruction that devastates at noon.
7 A thousand may fall at your side
And ten thousand at your right hand,
But (PC)it shall not approach you.
8 You will only look on with your eyes
And (PD)see the retaliation against the wicked.
9 [dy]For you have made the Lord, (PE)my refuge,
The Most High, (PF)your dwelling place.
10 (PG)No evil will happen to you,
Nor will any plague come near your [dz]tent.
11 For He will give (PH)His angels orders concerning you,
To protect you in all your ways.
12 On their hands they will (PI)lift you up,
So that you do not strike your foot against a stone.
13 You will (PJ)walk upon the lion and cobra,
You will trample the young lion and the [ea]serpent.
14 “(PK)Because he has loved Me, I will save him;
I will (PL)set him securely on high, because he has (PM)known My name.
15 He will (PN)call upon Me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in [eb]trouble;
I will rescue him and (PO)honor him.
16 I will satisfy him with [ec]a (PP)long life,
And [ed](PQ)show him My salvation.”
Praise for the Lord’s Goodness.
A Psalm, a Song for the Sabbath day.
92 It is (PR)good to give thanks to the Lord
And to (PS)sing praises to Your name, Most High;
2 To (PT)declare Your goodness in the morning
And Your (PU)faithfulness by [ee]night,
3 [ef]With the (PV)ten-stringed lute and [eg]with the (PW)harp,
[eh]With resounding music on the (PX)lyre.
4 For You, Lord, have made me joyful by [ei]what You (PY)have done,
I will (PZ)sing for joy over the (QA)works of Your hands.
5 How (QB)great are Your works, Lord!
Your [ej](QC)thoughts are very (QD)deep.
6 A (QE)stupid person has no knowledge,
Nor does a (QF)foolish person understand this:
7 When the wicked (QG)sprouted up like grass
And all (QH)who did injustice flourished,
It was only that they might be (QI)destroyed forevermore.
8 But You, Lord, are (QJ)on high forever.
9 For, behold, Your enemies, Lord,
For, behold, (QK)Your enemies will perish;
All who do injustice will be (QL)scattered.
10 But You have exalted my (QM)horn like that of the wild ox;
I have [ek]been (QN)anointed with fresh oil.
11 And my eye has (QO)looked at my enemies,
My ears hear of the evildoers who rise up against me.
12 The (QP)righteous person will [el]flourish like the palm tree,
He will grow like a (QQ)cedar in Lebanon.
13 (QR)Planted in the house of the Lord,
They will flourish (QS)in the courtyards of our God.
14 They will still [em](QT)yield fruit in advanced age;
They will be [en]full of sap and very green,
15 To [eo]declare that (QU)the Lord is just;
He is my (QV)rock, and there is (QW)no malice in Him.
- Psalm 79:1 Lit come into
- Psalm 79:7 Lit pasture
- Psalm 79:8 Lit remember against us
- Psalm 79:8 Or our former sins
- Psalm 79:9 Lit cover over, atone for
- Psalm 79:11 Lit arm
- Psalm 79:11 Lit the sons of death
- Psalm 79:13 Or pasturing
- Psalm 80 Title Possibly, to the Lilies
- Psalm 80 Title Lit A testimony
- Psalm 80:3 Or that we may
- Psalm 80:4 Lit smoke against
- Psalm 80:5 Lit a third part of a
- Psalm 80:6 Lit strife to
- Psalm 80:7 Or that we may
- Psalm 80:8 Or Gentiles
- Psalm 80:10 Or its boughs are like the cedars of God
- Psalm 80:12 Or walls, fences
- Psalm 80:15 Or root
- Psalm 80:15 Or figuratively: branch
- Psalm 80:15 Or secured
- Psalm 80:19 Or that we may
- Psalm 81 Title Or according to
- Psalm 81:5 Lit went out over
- Psalm 81:6 Lit removed his shoulder from
- Psalm 81:6 Or brick load
- Psalm 81:11 Lit yield to
- Psalm 81:12 Lit him
- Psalm 81:16 Lit He would feed him
- Psalm 81:16 Lit fat
- Psalm 82:1 Lit the assembly of God
- Psalm 82:6 Lit I, on my part
- Psalm 83:2 Lit lifted up the head
- Psalm 83:3 Or consult
- Psalm 83:3 Or hidden ones
- Psalm 83:4 Lit from
- Psalm 83:5 Or consulted
- Psalm 83:8 Lit an arm
- Psalm 83:13 Or tumbleweed
- Psalm 84 Title Or according to
- Psalm 84:5 Lit their
- Psalm 84:6 Prob. Weeping; or Balsam-shrubs
- Psalm 84:6 Or place of springs
- Psalm 84:7 Some ancient versions The God of gods will be seen in Zion
- Psalm 84:11 Lit with regard to
- Psalm 85:5 Lit generation and generation
- Psalm 85:6 Or bring to life
- Psalm 85:8 Or Let me hear
- Psalm 85:8 I.e., foolish self-confidence
- Psalm 85:9 Or revere
- Psalm 85:10 Or faithfulness
- Psalm 85:11 Or Faithfulness
- Psalm 86:2 Or life
- Psalm 86:10 Or miracles
- Psalm 86:13 Lit lowest Sheol
- Psalm 86:13 I.e., the netherworld
- Psalm 86:14 Lit soul
- Psalm 86:15 Or faithfulness
- Psalm 87:4 I.e., Egypt, as a sea monster; not to be confused with Rahab in Joshua 2
- Psalm 87:4 Or as
- Psalm 87:4 Or Ethiopia
- Psalm 87:7 Or dance
- Psalm 88 Title Possibly, Contemplative; or Didactic; or Skillful Psalm
- Psalm 88 Title 1 Kin 4:31; 1 Chr 2:6; Ps 89: title
- Psalm 88:3 Or been satisfied with
- Psalm 88:3 I.e., the netherworld
- Psalm 88:5 Lit A freed one among the dead
- Psalm 88:8 Lit abomination to them
- Psalm 88:9 Lit palms
- Psalm 88:11 I.e., place of destruction
- Psalm 88:16 Or silenced
- Psalm 89 Title Possibly, Contemplative; or Didactic; or Skillful Psalm
- Psalm 89 Title 1 Kin 4:31
- Psalm 89 Title Ps 88: title
- Psalm 89:4 Lit seed
- Psalm 89:6 Or sons of gods
- Psalm 89:8 Heb Yah
- Psalm 89:10 I.e., Egypt, as a sea monster; not to be confused with Rahab in Joshua 2
- Psalm 89:10 Lit the arm of Your might
- Psalm 89:11 Lit its fullness
- Psalm 89:13 Lit an arm with strength
- Psalm 89:14 Or faithfulness
- Psalm 89:15 Or blast of the trumpet, shout of joy
- Psalm 89:17 Another reading is You exalt our horn
- Psalm 89:18 Or Even to the Holy One of Israel our King
- Psalm 89:19 Or At that time
- Psalm 89:19 Some mss one
- Psalm 89:19 Lit placed help upon
- Psalm 89:22 Or exact usury from him
- Psalm 89:22 Or wicked man
- Psalm 89:29 Lit seed
- Psalm 89:31 Lit profane
- Psalm 89:32 Or plagues
- Psalm 89:33 Lit break
- Psalm 89:34 Lit profane
- Psalm 89:34 Lit that which goes forth
- Psalm 89:35 Or One thing
- Psalm 89:36 Lit seed
- Psalm 89:38 Lit with
- Psalm 89:39 I.e., scornfully rejected
- Psalm 89:39 Lit to the ground
- Psalm 89:44 Lit clearness, luster
- Psalm 89:47 Lit of what duration I am
- Psalm 89:47 Or have You...mankind?
- Psalm 89:48 Lit hand
- Psalm 89:48 I.e., the netherworld
- Psalm 89:50 Lit My bearing in my chest
- Psalm 90 Title Deut 33:1
- Psalm 90:1 Or hiding place; some ancient mss place of refuge
- Psalm 90:2 Or And
- Psalm 90:4 Or And
- Psalm 90:5 Or flooded
- Psalm 90:5 Lit become asleep
- Psalm 90:5 Or passes away
- Psalm 90:6 Or passes away
- Psalm 90:9 Or whisper
- Psalm 90:10 Lit years
- Psalm 90:10 Lit in them are
- Psalm 90:11 Or knows
- Psalm 90:11 Lit of You
- Psalm 90:12 Lit bring in
- Psalm 90:13 Or repent in regard to
- Psalm 90:15 Or as many days as
- Psalm 90:15 Or trouble
- Psalm 90:16 Or upon
- Psalm 90:17 Or give permanence to
- Psalm 90:17 Or give permanence to
- Psalm 91:6 Or walks
- Psalm 91:9 Or For You, O Lord, are my Refuge; You have made the Most High your dwelling place
- Psalm 91:10 Or dwelling
- Psalm 91:13 Or dragon
- Psalm 91:15 Or distress
- Psalm 91:16 Lit length of days
- Psalm 91:16 Or cause him to feast his eyes on
- Psalm 92:2 Lit nights
- Psalm 92:3 Lit Upon
- Psalm 92:3 Lit Upon
- Psalm 92:3 Lit Upon
- Psalm 92:4 Lit Your working
- Psalm 92:5 Or purposes
- Psalm 92:10 Or become moist
- Psalm 92:12 Lit sprout
- Psalm 92:14 Or thrive in
- Psalm 92:14 Lit fat and
- Psalm 92:15 Or show forth